From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools

D. J. Semmens, W. G. Kepner, D. C. Goodrich, D. P. Guertin, M. Hernandez, S. N. Miller

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Abstract

The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based hydrologic modeling tool developed jointly by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Arizona. It was initially designed as a research tool for assessing the hydrologic impacts associated with landscape change at multiple scales, a context in which process-based models are a necessity. As potential management applications of the tool became more readily apparent and partners with specific management objectives were identified, AGWA was transformed into a highly versatile tool for environmental management and planning. A thoughtful software design facilitates linkages between different model and data types, thus promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary development. Both the development of AGWA and the tool itself are illustrative of the process of combining basic research with stakeholder-driven model and software development to build an integrated suite of management and planning tools. The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development partially funded and collaborated in the research described here under assistance agreement DW12939409 to USDA-ARS. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting,Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society: Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2006 - Burlington, VT, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software"

Other

Other3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society: Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBurlington, VT
Period7/9/067/13/06

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Landscape change
  • Process models
  • Surface water
  • Watershed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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